Negotiations for Funeral Director with SCI

You are the Regional Hiring Manager for SCI

  • Use your own discretion and creativity around these policies.
  • Your budget is affected by your decisions.
  • You do not have an unlimited budget.


  • You are authorized to approve a salary within a range of $50,000 to $60,000.
  • Outside the range requires senior management approval and needs to be supported.  There is no guarantee it will be approved.
  • You are authorized to offer a sign-on bonus of up to $10,000.
  • The company pays other Funeral Directors in the region $56,000 on average.


Training and Travel 

  • You have a budget of up to $5000 per fiscal year at your discretion.
  • When safe and possible, this is an in person position.  This funeral home is in a difficult to reach location (not near a Metro stop, inside the DC beltway).  You could offer one day a week of telecommuting, though more than that has shown to be detrimental to smooth and successful operations.  There is free parking.



  • Days off - Two weeks earned incrementally over the course of each year is standard for new employees (at year three, it goes to three weeks/yr.).  All staff get three personal days and ten sick days annually.
  • You offer competitive health insurance options with three providers and company pays 75% of plan costs (average costs to individual employees is about $100/month).
  • Company provides tuition reimbursement up to $5000 per fiscal year for classes if employees received a passing grade and course work is tied to business need.
  • After 1 year, the company offers enrollment in pension plan and matches employee contributions up to 4% for the first three years.  After three years, the match increases with seniority up to 10% max.
  • Other misc. benefits:  holiday bonus in December based on company profits (equal amount for all employees), a free Turkey at Thanksgiving and elaborate company events for all employees and their families twice a year (holiday party and summer picnic).
  • 20% off of funeral services for family members.